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Doppler Radar Wildlife Detection Systems - Testing Reliability and Effectiveness

Started: April, 2015 End Date: December, 2016 Project ID #4W5440 Status: Ongoing

Objective

The objective of this project is to evaluate the performance of a Doppler Radar-based wildlife detection system for the Idaho Department of Transportation.

Abstract

The objective of this project is to evaluate the performance of a Doppler Radar-based wildlife detection system for the Idaho Department of Transportation (ITD).  Field evaluation of the system will take place in ITD District 1 on US-95 in boundary County Idaho.  WTI will assess system reliability at detecting large animals on or adjacent to the roadway.  The study will also measure the effectiveness of the system at reducing vehicle speeds when animals are present and reducing wildlife vehicle collisions.  Researchers will compare the performance of the system with available research regarding the performance of other wildlife detection systems.  Finally, WTI will prepare a final report summarizing objectives, methodology, findings, and recommendations.

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Sponsors & Partners

  • Idaho Transportation Department (IDT) Sponsor

Part of: Road Ecology, Technology and Technology Transfer

Project Tagged In: wildlife-vehicle collisions, wildlife detection system

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